Agreement? 'Crats aren' bound by no stinkin' agreements.
They only negotiate when their pet puppies have something they want.
They keep republicans as pets so the voters won't get so discouraged.
When they are in control, the opposition can go to hell.
The Jeffords switch on the heels of the dangling chad election does not bode well for confidence in the two party system, otherwise known as, "what passes for democracy in these parts."
All the reteric won't disguise the fact that the political makeup of the senate does not reflect what the voters intended. If dem 'crats couln't prevail at the polls in house or senate, but take control anyway, then democracy is dead.